A friend of a friend made a flannel shirt for Minuet. It’s light and soft and, I think, comfortable. It fits very well, though I did cut half an inch out of the bottom of each arm-hole, which I think allows Min to climb better. She wore it all last night, didn’t take it off and, I am pretty sure, didn’t try to. To judge by the slightly different way she lie on her heated cat-bed, I think she found it warm, and moved a little away from the space-heater in the night.
I intend to keep it on her in the evening, through the night and the early morning, but remove it during the warmth of the day. She started to groom as soon as I took it off today. She can wash her face and other parts while wearing her shirt, but simply wearing it inhibits her a bit in terms of cleaning herself. (She is very clean and able to wash herself well; the shortness of her hair now abets this hygiene.)
This garment is just the thing for Madame, I think. It is snug enough for her not to take off, not tight enough for her to want to; easy for me to remove and put on; warm and light: the perfect fashion for the mature ladycat this spring.